Skyrim INI Settings Tweaker by sssSami
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Added: 27/07/2014 - 06:20PM
Updated: 09/08/2016 - 10:40PM

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Last updated at 22:40, 9 Aug 2016 Uploaded at 18:20, 27 Jul 2014

Why do I need this?

There's a lot of settings you simply cannot touch without the hassle of opening skyrim.ini and skyrimprefs.ini, searching Google for values to put in them and risk screwing everything up on the way, but I'm telling you; There's a whole world of options in there just waiting to get tweaked and improve your game experience by far! This stand-alone tool provides a user-friendly (as in not stuffed with thing you don't know what is) user interface with completely different options than the default settings editor found in the launcher.

It also has a function, called "Plugin Tweaks", that can let you leave the tweaking to other users and let you apply their tweaks to your setup with the click of a button! The left mouse button, actually, to be precise.

Is it still getting updated?

At this point? No. I don't have the motivation and energy to make any significant improvements. I've been looking for bugs to fix, though, but I haven't found any, so you don't be afraid to use the latest version; It appears to be as stable as a rock :)


While the program may be useful to the more experienced users, it is shaped into something in which somewhat less experienced users should be abled to handle and actually make proper use of.

But why not make it into an advanced tool with all the options available, you may ask? Actually, I've noticed there already exists two similar programs for Skyrim on Nexusmods, both filled to the brink with all kinds of complicated options. Why would I compete with them when I can have all the less technical users for myself? So instead of providing all the advanced options, I add features like "Plugin tweaks" that'll take care of the advanced stuff for the noobs, while also providing the possibility for new projects for the pro tweakers.

Plugin Tweak creation kit

I've just started on a web interface for creating compatible plugin tweaks. As for now, the kit can convert from normal INI format to the plugin tweak format. That way, you only need to know what to change in the INIs, and the kit will take care of the rest.

If you'd like to check it out, please press this link, and I hope it'll be put to good use. If you have any questions, ideas or just want to talk, feel free to contact me! (I promise I won't bite. At least not hard.)

Can these "Plugin Tweaks" change anything but the settings the program provides?

Yes, they can freely change and add any option available in both Skyrim.ini and SkyrimPrefs.ini. They also have access to see how many CPU cores you have and how much system memory (RAM) you have and use it in the ini files.

Like it?

Like what you've seen so far? You haven't seen ANYTHING yet! Endorsement, feedback and suggestions is a good way to give me some extra motivation :)

Known issues

Alpha 1.1
No issues addressed.

Alpha 1.0
  • Applying plugin tweaks causes the program to think another program did the changes in the files